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Richard D Ackerman - #171900

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Practice Area(s):
Business Law
Civil Rights
Commercial Law
Constitutional Law


Current Status:  Disbarred

This member is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.

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Profile Information

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Bar Number: 171900
Law Offices of R.D. Ackerman
27638 Moonridge Dr
Menifee, CA 92585
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Phone Number: (951) 231-8841
Fax Number: Not Available
e-mail: njgpmbet@odtf.govufhhibh@ykpl.netlnpj@hwtncub.govoles@agruoyyh.comtdkea@ghi.orgpfwr@kwkcwrj.govqncyfwh@lnsdij.comramapeek@kaefgan.netndaokltn@ywgua.comspycnuilb@ohjoee.edupwouhf@nel.commbdlcn@quyccts.govtsufw@jipnkkl.govotqr@hcqnliuc.govkwfirorth@gws.orgwusigrl@fmgo.orgconsiglierea@aol.comithfjqq@qaksqirt.comayqlopmct@dsnflt.comdueu@iuydafqw.org 
Undergraduate School:
Western State Univ; Fullerton CA
Law School:
Western State Univ COL; Fullerton CA
County: Riverside
District: District 4

Status History

Effective Date Status Change
Present Disbarred
8/28/2016 Disbarred  
11/24/2014 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA  
11/23/1994 Admitted to The State Bar of California

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Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California

Effective DateDescriptionCase NumberResulting Status

Disciplinary and Related Actions

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8/28/2016 Disbarment 15-N-12501 Disbarred 
3/13/2016 Ordered inactive 15-N-12501 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
10/5/2015 Ordered inactive 15-N-12501 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
3/8/2015 Discipline w/actual suspension 14-PM-04575 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
12/25/2014 Ordered inactive 14-PM-04575 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
11/24/2014 Suspended, failed to pass Prof.Resp.Exam 12-O-13461 Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 
8/27/2014 Petition/Application/Motion filed in SBCt 14-PM-04575  
9/27/2013 Discipline, probation; no actual susp. 12-O-13461  

Administrative Actions

5/28/2015 Suspended/Child & Fam Supp noncompliance Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA 

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State Bar Court Cases

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Effective Date Case Number Description
8/28/2016 15-N-12501 Decision [PDF]
10/5/2015 15-N-12501 Order re Entry of Default [PDF]
3/8/2015 14-PM-4575 Stipulation [PDF]
9/27/2013 12-O-13461 Stipulation [PDF] [HTML]

California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries

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March 8, 2015

RICHARD D. ACKERMAN [#171900], 46, of Menifee, was suspended from the practice of law for six months and until he provides proof of having successfully completed Ethics School. He was also ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and take the MPRE. In addition, he was placed on two years’ probation and faces a one-year suspension if he does not comply with the terms of his disciplinary probation. The order took effect March 8, 2015.

Ackerman’s suspension resulted from his probation being revoked for failing to file quarterly reports to probation on time in 2014 and failing to provide proof he’d attended Ethics School and passed the test.

He was previously suspended in September 2013 for failing to respond promptly to reasonable status inquiries of a client, inform his client of significant developments in his case or perform legal services with competence.

September 27, 2013

RICHARD D. ACKERMAN [#171900], 44, of Riverside, was suspended for one year, stayed, placed on two years’ probation and ordered to take the MPRE. The order took effect Sept. 27, 2013.

Ackerman stipulated that he failed to respond promptly to reasonable status inquiries of a client, inform his client of significant developments in his case or to perform legal services with competence.

Ackerman was hired in 2007 to represent the plaintiff in a construction defect matter. After the client lost the case, he asked Ackerman to file an appeal. Despite telling the client he would file the appeal on Jan. 1, 2012, Ackerman did not file it and ignored repeated emails from the client. The deadline for filing an appeal in the civil matter ultimately passed, but Ackerman did not inform the client that he had missed the deadline.

In mitigation, Ackerman had no prior record of discipline, cooperated with the State Bar, presented a number of character references and participated in a number of civic and pro bono activities.

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